OT: (\x01)BOUNDARY_OUTLOOK Messages?

James Gray james at grayonline.id.au
Sat Mar 4 14:35:15 GMT 2006

On Sat, 4 Mar 2006 00:56, Joshua Hirsh wrote:
>  I've been seeing quite a few messages come through lately that only
> contain the word BOUNDARY_OUTLOOK, with a single character at the start
> of the word (\x01) (file picks it up as MIPSEL-BE MIPS-III ECOFF
> executable not stripped, so they're blocked).
>  Is this scrap from some type of broken virus?
>  Google doesn't really offer up anything on this..
> -Joshua

Ditto here.  Got a couple of them about a week ago, and a few more the other 
day.  I've compared the binary between a few of the messages and it's been 
different each time.  I also fired a (zipped) copy off to a friend who is a 
bit of a hardware hacker and couldn't find anything that even vaugley 
resembled assembly etc for any CPU's he's played with (which is many - 
embedded stuff up to Intel/Sparc/Motorola/AMD/etc).

In short - they seem harmless.  Usual disclaimers apply though.


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